What’s your attitude towards money? Julia Suciu-Drotleff is a coach and the founder of High Valyou. In her work, she helps clients identify toxic relationships with their finances and develop a healthy relationship with money and investments. We talked to her about her work and her mission.
Dear Julia, you are a self-employed coach and in your “Money Mindset” workshops you help other people change their limiting beliefs about money. How did you come to do this?
First of all, thank you for inviting me to do this interview. The idea for the “Money Mindset” workshops came as a surprise to me as well, because money has never been a priority for me before. As a coach, I mainly deal with the topics of mindset, emotional intelligence and the subconscious. I help people to dissolve deep-seated blockages and fears so that they feel freer and more alive again. Before my coaching training, I studied economics and was rather critical about the topic of money.
During my studies I associated money with greed and superficiality. Consequently, for me – as for many others – it had a rather negative connotation. But what I really realized this year is that money also triggers an emotional reaction in us based on our beliefs. And these subconscious beliefs determine our actions and ultimately our income – what we think we deserve. I then had a kind of little epiphany moment where I was able to break free from a lot of old beliefs. Giving a workshop on the topic was the logical conclusion for me and at the same time a very intuitive decision.
What does money mean to you?
Money means potential to me. It is a medium of exchange that opens up many possibilities. I can use it to achieve my heart’s goals and bring about positive change. While I used to reject money, I now see its immense, creative potential.
It is very important to me that we as a society expand our awareness in the coming decades to better understand and heal mental illness. I have had some very profound experiences in this area, so I know that anything is possible. If we focus money as a society on the areas we want to develop further, then both individually and globally we will soon experience a miracle or two.
But to come back to my personal level for a moment: Money, on an individual level, means freedom to me – the freedom to live the way it feels wonderful to me and to work on the things I consider significant.